The Davis High girls golf team played their best tournament of the season in the final Delta Valley Conference outing on Monday at Wildhawk, winning the day and earning a berth in the Sac-Joaquin North Division tourney next week.
Despite the Blue Devils edging Franklin, 405-406, in DVC No. 4, the Wildcats held on win to the conference championship.
Still, DHS looked good from start as coach Rhonda Mohr heard nothing but good things during the transition to the back nine.
“After nine holes the scores and comments looked promising: Emily Masiel and Kaity Honeychurch both were at even par, (Yuexin) Xiang came around at 41 and No. 6 player Yubin Oh had a 44. (And) both Casey Harris and Hayley Mitchel indicated they weren’t playing bad,” Mohr reported.
The good play — which featured an eagle by Honeychurch on No. 5 following a 236-yard drive, and a birdie by Oh on No. 10 — continued the rest of the way, but Franklin was tough as well finishing with three players in the top four. The Devils, however, used their depth to take first in the team standings.
Masiel finished with Davis’ top score, tying for second overall with a 74, while Honeychurch shot a 77 and Xiang put up a 79. The trio gave the Blue Devils their first tournament with three players scoring in the 70s.
“Not only am I proud of the girls, but better than that, they are proud of themselves,” Mohr said.
Oh’s 87 and Mitchel’s 88 rounded out the DHS scoring, with Harris adding a 98.
With Monday marking the end of the four-tournament DVC season, awards were handed out with FHS’ Gurman Kaur earning league MVP. Masiel, Xiang and Honeychurch each made the All-DVC team for the Devils, who will prepare for next Monday’s divisional tourney at Serrano Country Club.